The NHL has formed a partnership with camera maker GoPro to give fans on-ice views during games, the league announced on Friday.
The league will debut the cameras this weekend with players wearing cameras during the Skills Competition and All-Star Game. The footage will be part of the national broadcasts this weekend and also included in regional broadcasts in the future.
"GoPro is the perfect partner for us in our ongoing commitment to bring hockey fans closer to the game," said Bob Chesterman, NHL Senior Vice President of Programming and Production. "As the preeminent leader in adaptable cameras, only GoPro has the technology to help us and our media partners showcase the beauty and intensity of hockey in new and deeper ways. Our partnership with GoPro will be a big win for both new and lifelong hockey fans."
The NHL is the first major professional sports league to use GoPro during its games. Players and referees will be given the option to wear the cameras and will not be forced to wear them.
The Skills Competition will be held on Saturday night, while the All-Star Game will be played on Sunday in Columbus.
- Paul Palladino